Stories of Australian researchers, who happen to be women
Bright Stars is The GrantEd Group's initiative, showcasing the stories of a selection of Australia’s current early, mid and late-career researchers from all fields of research.
The purpose of Bright Stars is to raise the profile of outstanding women researchers from Australia, across all disciplines, in order to encourage other women to keep striving for senior appointments and to inspire young Australian women and girls to pursue a career in research.
Meet our Stars
Professor of Accounting and Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Business and Law at Deakin University. She is internationally recognised for her research and publications on accounting education.
Professor of Media at Macquarie University. Catherine has published extensively on gender, sexuality and media, and been awarded seven ARC grants over the course of her career.
Prof. Catharine Lumby
Catherine is a lecturer in accounting at the University of South Australia with expertise in sustainability accounting. Her PhD research focused on water management for the wine industry.
Dr Katherine Christ
Dr Maria Giannacopoulos
Maria is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University. She studied law at the University of Wollongong before completing a PhD in Cultural Theory at Macquarie.
Prof. Philomena Murray
Philomena is a Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She holds the only Personal Jean Monnet Chair in Australia, awarded by the European Union.
Bibi is an Associate Professor in the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University. She has also gained recognition for her work on miscarriages of justice and law reform.
A/Prof. Bibi Sangha
Helene is an emeritus professor at the Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research at James Cook University. She has pioneered the field of conservation biology.
Prof. Helene Marsh
Lin is Professor in the College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville. She is an ecologist with research expertise across terrestrial vertebrate species.
Prof. Lin Schwarzkopf
Gene is Professor, Head of the School of Creative Practice, and incoming Assistant Dean (International & Advancement) in the Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology.
A/Prof. Karen Vella
Karen is an urban and environmental planner with two decades of research and experience in community engagement, governance evaluation, strategic planning, and environment management.
Prof. Cassandra Star
Cassandra is an Associate Professor of Public Policy in the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University. She leads the climate and sustainability policy research group and is the Research theme leader on Democratic Futures for Flinders Government.
Professor Bronwyn Fox is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) at Swinburne University of Technology. Bronwyn is an Intenationally recognised expert on carbon fibre and composite materials.